Two distinctive and lovingly hand-crafted retreats, one dog-friendly and one boasting a sumptuous log-fired hot tub, both gloriously secluded in a picture-perfect Cornish waterside village.
  • Sleeps: 2 per treehouse
  • Bedrooms: 1 per treehouse
  • Bathrooms: 1 per treehouse
  • Minimum stay: 2

Beautifully positioned between Falmouth Bay and the Lizard Peninsula, the shimmering Helford River is one of Cornwall’s most treasured and unspoilt locations.

At the river’s head lies the enchanting village of Gweek, where husband-and-wife team Patrick and Maddie Spink moved in 2014.  The fresh surroundings captured their hearts so much, that they set about creating a sumptuous treehouse retreat in the fields and woodlands above their family home.

Thanks to a friendly team of local tradespeople, close friends, and family, Skapya and Kalmynsi (Cornish words for “escape” and “calm” respectively) were then brought mesmerisingly to life.

Crafted from the finest cedar wood to a bespoke crescent-shaped design, and set 30 metres apart for privacy, both treehouses are bursting with comforts that will elevate your tree-scape to brand-new levels of luxury!

Perfect for romantic couples, Skapya boasts a private balcony, set amongst a whispering canopy of mature oak, beech, and ash trees. Here you can savour morning coffee with the neighbouring birds, and evening fizz to a backdrop of soft owl’s hoots.

Inside awaits clean-lined Nordic-inspired interiors that include a dreamy Ekol log burner, and a fabulous drenching rainfall shower with locally hand-made organic toiletries, to bring a refreshing start to your day.

Entertainment-wise, you’ll have a Smart TV with superfast broadband and Wi-Fi, and a sleek Bluetooth turntable for stylish record-playing. Meanwhile, a sound night’s sleep is all but guaranteed in the downy double bed, dressed in fine linen.

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At a glance

  • Two bespoke-designed, lovingly hand-crafted treehouses with luxury facilities, secluded in the historic Cornish village of Gweek, at the head of the Helford River.
  • Ideal for romantic couples, both Scandi-inspired treehouses sleep 2 guests. Skapya features a log-fired Dutch loveseat hot tub for stargazing, while Kalmynsi has a private garden area and welcomes one well-behaved dog.
  • Fully self-contained, there are sleek, stylish kitchen and shower facilities, and you’ll be welcomed with an indulgent hamper that includes a bottle of Prosecco to help get your stay off to a fizzing start!
  • Relax on your birdsong-accompanied private balcony with morning coffee, before taking an invigorating country walk. There is a shop and pub close by, and plenty of scope for watersports and seal-spotting.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Hot Tubs


Two luxurious treehouses, each sleep 2 guests.  Lounge with wood-burning stove, firewood/kindling, Smart TV, selection of books and board games, Bluetooth LP player, Wi-Fi and 4G reception.  Kitchen with welcome hamper, dishwasher, induction hob, combi oven, fridge/freezer, toaster, electric heater, dog bowl (Kalmynsi only).  Double bed with luxury linen bedding, access to private balcony, shower room with organic handmade toiletries, dressing gowns and slippers, towels, hairdryer, electric radiator/towel rail.  Outside: private seating area, log-fired hot tub (Skapya only), private garden (Kalmynsi), firepit, portable barbecue.  Provided: picnic hamper, torches, outdoor ‘sheepskin’ blankets.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, picnic spots, stargazing, watersports, seal sanctuary, pubs, shops, cafés, historic sites

Accommodation Options

Kalmynsi - sleeps 2, dog friendly with private garden fire pit/ seating area 'Valley View'

  • Adults Only
  • Dog Friendly

Skapya - sleeps 2, with hot tub

  • Adults Only
  • Hot Tubs

More information

Spend lazy evenings in your very own ‘secret’ clearing next to an ancient bluebell wood. Here you’ll find a warming firepit to toast marshmallows around, and a log-fired Dutch Loveseat hot tub to stargaze from.

Kalmynsi, meanwhile, is a dog-friendly treehouse that’s every bit as elegant as Skapya, with the same self-contained facilities and Scandi-style design.  It also comes with its very own private garden named ‘Valley View’ – the perfect spot to take in those blissful rural views  after a busy day’s sightseeing.

Crack open the bottle of Prosecco from your indulgent welcome hamper and relax on the designer sofa (or the Big Bertha beanbag, whichever takes your fancy!) After an energising shower, wrap yourselves in the fluffy robes provided and say hello to the resident bird life out on your private balcony.

Of course, you’ll also have your own al fresco lounging area, complete with a soft-glowing firepit and outdoor ‘sheepskin’ blankets, to help you relax in scenic comfort.

Regardless of which treehouse you’ve opted for, you’ll have three acres of field, not to mention an acre of woodland newly created by Patrick and Maddie, to explore… as well as a myriad of amazing countryside walks.

Wander to the local pub and café, or take a romantic boat trip along the river (you can kayak or paddle-board if you prefer something a little more strenuous!)

Gweek is also home to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary; a magical way to spend some time before returning to your very own sanctuary at Kosel Treehouses.

Things to note

Check in at 3pm, check out by 10am. Please note the hot tub is heated by a log fire. Depending on the ambient temperature it can take 1-2 hrs to heat the water.

Where you'll be staying

Helston, Cornwall

What the guests of Kosel Treehouses say

“We absolutely loved the space you have created in the trees. I had no idea that spending time in the trees could be so relaxing! It was incredible. It’s such a wonderful spot you’ve got there and the outside bath amongst the bluebells was an added bonus. It totally blew us away.”
“A wonderful treetop escape for just shy of a week to celebrate 7 years of being together. We made use of the self catered facilities, the hidden hot tub and fire pit, the balcony for early mornings and star gazing at night and the wood burner. We enjoyed the location of the site and having the whole grounds to ourselves whilst we were away.”

“Perfect location. The treehouse was stunningly appointed, clean, fresh and modern – everything there you need for a relaxing break away from it all.”

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